Patterson boys cruise to win in home opener
by Marc Aceves | Patterson Irrigator
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Cariaun Williams scored 16 points and Jordan Levu added 14 points on Tuesday, Dec. 10, as the Patterson High varsity boys basketball team beat the Orestimba High Warriors of Newman, 68-35.

The Tigers trailed Orestimba, 3-2, in the opening seconds of the game but after Levu (11 rebounds, two assists) delivered a three-point play with a made free throw the home team took the lead and didn't look back.

The Warriors hung around early in the first quarter with a scoring drive, but after Williams hit a 3-pointer to put Patterson up by seven the Tigers outscored the visitors 14-10 to take a 30-19 lead into the locker room at the break.

Williams scored 11 of his 16 points before halftime, while Levu tallied eight of his 14 prior to the intermission.

Patterson's defense stood firm in the second half, as the offense opened the third quarter on 16-3 run to extend its lead to 46-23. Gary Bonney capped the period with a lay-up off an assist from Damarrio Hammonds and the Tigers took a 25-point lead into the final frame.

The Tigers outscored Orestimba 16-8 in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.

Kevin Phelps finished with eight points, and Justin Rodriguez had seven points, two rebounds and two assists for Patterson (3-2).

Robert Ekwueme, Gurkirt Heerey, Daniel Kelepi (three rebounds) and Spirit Ricks (nine rebounds) each netted four points for the Tigers.

The season continues Thursday, Dec. 12, as Patterson travels for the Turlock High School Invitational.

Junior varsity

Patterson's JV boys basketball team claimed a lopsided 55-18 decision against the visiting Orestimba Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Nana Appiah led the Tigers in scoring as he put up 14 points, adding nine rebounds. Teammate Adam Hansen put up 10, while grabbing four boards.

David Hassan (three 3-pointers) notched nine points for the Tigers, while teammate Ernesto Huizar tallied seven to go with three rebounds and three assists.

Michael Moore (eight rebounds) tossed in six points, and Hugo Gonzalez (five points) had a team-high 11 rebounds for Patterson (3-2).

Freshmen

Angel Rojas' 3-pointer with 22 seconds left gave the freshman Tigers a 32-31 victory over Orestimba on Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Rojas (four 3-pointers) led all scorers with 12 points as Patterson (2-0) pulled out a win in its home opener.

Ivan Ornelas helped the Tigers with nine points, adding 10 rebounds, and Tevita Kelepi scored four points and grabbed eight boards.

Contact Marc Aceves at 892-6187, ext. 28, or marc@pattersonirrigator.com.
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